Your dog does not belong on your lap!

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posted on Jun, 21 2013 @ 07:41 AM
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Originally posted by theconspirator
I have 2 dogs on my lap while driving. It is dangerous, but i'm not gonna stop. Sorry.


You obviously don't love your dogs very much! Would you let your children sit on your lap whilst driving??? NO, because you love them unconditionally.

Then again, if you're stupid enough to have your dogs on your lap, it actually wouldn't surprise me if you let your kids take the wheel.

pfffft.. You just can't fix stupid.

edit on 21/6/13 by OpenEars123 because: (no reason given)


Edit: Oh and to the two people that starred his post, well done! I bet your parents are really proud of you.
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posted on Jun, 21 2013 @ 07:44 AM
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Originally posted by atsciafront
my dog just refuses to not jump in my lap. So I bite the bullet and keep her on my lap instead of having to fight her from trying to get on my lap


There are harnesses that attach to seat beats for in the back of the car specifically for dogs. The are very cheap and have been around for years..
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posted on Jun, 21 2013 @ 08:15 AM
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I also work in Dog rescue.
WHen I travel I harness all my ogs all the time, even if its a trip around the block. My dogs try their hardest to get into my lap. I wont let them.

There are MANY people that do NOT deserve to be an animal care taker, or "have a pet" so to speak.
Letting an animal ride on your lap, or stick its head out the window while traveling is negligence. And people SHOULD be stopped and cited for animal abuse. I cant even begin to tell you how many times I heard of a lap dog get killed from an air bag, or cause an accident. Or how many times a dog falls out the _ Only to get run over and suffer a painful death.

More and more states are requiring harnessed dogs in vehicles. as well as making lap driving illegal.

To the OP and every other animal lover, or safety lover, when you see this in person, Call the police and report the number plate.
Also start some sort of petition with your local state government. there are MANY people that think alike for this, and its only not on the books because it hasn't been introduced to become a law yet. Every state that tried passing the no lap rule, has succeeded. Its common sense for it to pass.

it angers me because animals are innocent and need us to care for them. As well as the innocent person that can get killed if the dog causes an accident.



posted on Jun, 21 2013 @ 09:54 AM
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I'd be happy to answer that question for you! I travel Interstate 10 frequently between Lake Charles, Louisiana and Houston, Texas. I have yet to travel anywhere in between those two cities without seeing a squished dog that has either jumped out of a car window or jumped out of the back of a truck. Unfortunately I have even been witness to both. I can count on one hand how many times I have seen anyone actually secure their dogs in either an inside of the vehicle restraining device OR with a dog restrained rather than loose in the back of a truck, and I have been driving I-10 for 30 years.



posted on Jun, 21 2013 @ 10:21 AM
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I have a small car and removed the back seats not long after I bought it to let my dog have the run of the back when I'm driving. He never ever comes in the front unless I have a lot of stuff in the back which happens from time to time.
He can walk about and still get fresh air from the sunroof or if the windows are down and loves being in the car.



posted on Jun, 21 2013 @ 10:27 AM
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posted on Jun, 21 2013 @ 10:40 AM
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Originally posted by theconspirator
reply to post by billdadobbie
 


prolly. land of the free though.


Land of the free yes, not land off the irresponsible, as many responders have noted; do you even consider the damage that an activating airbag could do to a dog, not to mention yourself when doggy is driven into your rib cage by the force of the bag ?



posted on Jun, 21 2013 @ 11:30 AM
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Originally posted by calstorm
I hate it when people drive with their dogs on their lap.
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Amen !!! and the same if not MORE goes for idiots who have babies on their laps whilst driving.



posted on Jun, 21 2013 @ 11:54 AM
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I'm glad I've never seen this happen before. The dogs were always in the back seat, sticking their heads out the _.. not opened wide enough for them to jump out of, of course.

(Off topic, but somehow I suspect there are a couple of self-proclaimed jokesters going around and giving stars to the most objectionable comments they see.)



posted on Jun, 21 2013 @ 12:19 PM
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I live in the UK and was fascinated to think that people drive with their dogs on their laps. that's a No-No over here that I 100% agree with (which is somewhat unusual for me). I loved some of the pictures though but would get into trouble over what I might say.

As its a rant, I hope people won't be annoyed with me saying about my cat. Clarissa travels with me when I have to go away overnight or for longer. She sits on the front seat next to me in her wicker travel box. In order to
have a quiet drive with her I have to feed through the door her favourite treats Dreamies (cheese variety) at regular intervals otherwise she yowls so loudly, if I pull up at lights with the window open,I get a barrage of rude comments, not that either she or I give a dam.



posted on Jun, 21 2013 @ 12:47 PM
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Chill out man, we are already suffocated by the shackles of health and safety! Dont take our dogs away too!



posted on Jun, 21 2013 @ 02:17 PM
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Originally posted by 11I11
Chill out man, we are already suffocated by the shackles of health and safety! Dont take our dogs away too!



Excuse me while I face palm myself into unconsciousness..




posted on Jun, 21 2013 @ 02:40 PM
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lol I guess I'm gonna have to learn the hard way.



posted on Jun, 21 2013 @ 02:42 PM
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Originally posted by OpenEars123

Originally posted by theconspirator
I have 2 dogs on my lap while driving. It is dangerous, but i'm not gonna stop. Sorry.


You obviously don't love your dogs very much! Would you let your children sit on your lap whilst driving??? NO, because you love them unconditionally.

Then again, if you're stupid enough to have your dogs on your lap, it actually wouldn't surprise me if you let your kids take the wheel.

pfffft.. You just can't fix stupid.

edit on 21/6/13 by OpenEars123 because: (no reason given)


Edit: Oh and to the two people that starred his post, well done! I bet your parents are really proud of you.
edit on 21/6/13 by OpenEars123 because: (no reason given)


lol, someone needs a snickers.



posted on Jun, 21 2013 @ 02:45 PM
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lol I understand where hes coming from. I get really mad when I see asian women driving.



posted on Jun, 21 2013 @ 11:01 PM
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Safety harness (because a seatbelt wont fit) if the dog is well behaved, otherwise put 'em in a kennel carrier and keep 'em safe. And that's just not for the welfare of you and your pet, but everyone else you encounter while driving.

Still some people seem to lack common sense though, and I'm not sure what the appeal of dog-butt in the face is.



posted on Jun, 22 2013 @ 12:08 AM
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Well, sometimes it's a life saving necessity. Like when my dog drives me when I'm too wasted to drive myself.

She's competent, except when we drive by fast food. And for all those reactionaries out there, of course I work the pedals and she merely steers.

edit on 6/22/2013 by Baddogma because: absurdity



posted on Jun, 22 2013 @ 12:09 AM
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Originally posted by theconspirator
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lol I understand where hes coming from. I get really mad when I see asian women driving.


ooh my sides!



posted on Jun, 22 2013 @ 12:20 AM
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I have no choice ... i must have the little shi tzu on my lap, or she'll be trouble/more of a distraction not on my lap ... I don't want that ... she's an annoying POS and would love to watch her become road kill, but she's my parent's dog and I only am in an automobile with the thing when I am doing a favor for my folks.

The dog is like having a 10 pound boa around my left arm. I keep both hands on the wheel and my eyes never leave the road. I hold her upright against the window and sometimes have the window down. I can see fine over her. She hardly pops up over the steering wheel when propped up on her hindquarters, still.

I think people who text and drive are more of a cautionary danger than people with lapdogs...

That's my two cents... take it ... or leave it.. I don't care...



posted on Jun, 22 2013 @ 08:28 AM
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It is interesting for me to note that the only person who thinks it is a good idea to have unrestrained dogs in the front of the car is a Pug owner, as it was in exactly these circumstances that a Pug owning friend of my sister trashed his BMW M3.

As you know Pugs are solid little things and incredibly determined....'M' (the Pug & Beamer owner) was at a set of traffic lights with his dog loose in the front of the car. As the lights changed and his queue of traffic began to move, another car with a couple of Golden Retrievers (properly secured) in the back went past in the adjacent and slightly less busy lane. Well the Pug was incredibly determined to see off these interlopers into his territory and hurled his solid little body across the cockpit, catching 'M' on the point of his chin with sufficient force that he cracked a tooth and saw stars. Unfortunately he also pushed just a little harder on the Beamers throttle, just enough to hit the powerband and with a mighty snarl his prized BMW ploughed into the back of the car in front! While no serious injuries were sustained by any of the parties involved the expense for 'M' was enormous.....Suffice it to say he; keeps his Pug restrained in the car now.


This all took place a while back now, I've had to repeat this story to one other Pug owner (this one female and driving a Mercedes SLK).....I had helped her train the Pug as a pup and she knows that I'm very, very serious about my dogs (I walk packs of up to fifteen at a time) and to my great relief she took heed and now keeps the dog on the passenger seat in a harness.

Just so you know that I'm not Bulls******g you, here's part of the pack (It's not me in the pic BTW, I'm the one taking it):

The second Pug that I mentioned is actually the dominant bitch of the pack in the picture. She's got two massive Chocolate Labradors, seven Lurchers, two Spanadors, a Cocker Spaniel, a Jack Russel Terrier and a Japanese Akita as her wingmen/enforcers and people think she's cute.....She's more like Al Capone!


So anyhow, theconspirator, I hope you can see that I'm not trying to patronise you, I'm a very genuine dog-lover and I do know what I'm on about. Lurchers are my choice of companion but I understand, admire and appreciate Pugs (and every other breed and crossbreed except Wolf-Dogs which are just a bloody silly idea).

Please don't underestimate the potential dangers that you are exposing yourself, your dog and other road users to by allowing them to be loose in the front of the car. Imagine if the 'M' incident (which I can assure you is absolutely real) had taken place at a school crossing?
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